Equidaily Racing Journal

Today's Best Bets

by Seth Merrow

Saratoga Race Course
Monday, August 19, 2013
Meet Total ... 74-282

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2-11. Winners in R7 [4.80] and R10 [8.10]. Gimmicks: R2 ... Cd-Bc-x "B" scr x 104.50; R3 ... DAx x 42.40; R4 ... Cd-Bc-x x 71.00; R7 ... ADB x 37.60 t 143.00; R10 .. Ab-Bc-x x 28.60; R11... CAB x 16.20 t 68.00.

51847 attended - although with the baseball cap giveaway it was a spinner-inflated number. However, there was legitimately a large crowd - and they enjoyed yet another nice day - sunny and warm, again.


So Lonesome... Some breeding punch and a trainer that can have them ready. Sire is win-early and dam produced sibs with some precociousness - including No Spin, 3rd in debut and then won its next.
Thug Daddy...Experience counts and the debut for this one looks like a decent foundation.
Blue Collar Cat...Beyers are improving and he wouldn't be a surprise.

Flores Island...Good second in a similar race last time. Bullet work since.
Lunar Surge...Just behind top pick last time.
Sheer Drama...Might be interesting on the stretchout.

Absolute Beauty...Was the improvement last time added maturity off the layoff - or the move to turf? We'll hope it's more former than latter.
Hot Stones...Solid maiden win in latest - faces limited winners today.
Make the Moment...Typically in the hunt.
LBs Expression.

Hot Tempo...Finding some class relief.
Waltzing Cat...Also dropping - in for a tag today.
Tie Dye...Seems to have found a home at this level.

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Clear Pasaj...Wired 'em at 7F last time - cuts back to 6F today.
Willet...Favored over the top pick last time and just-missed. Another try.
Miss Valentine...Narrowly behind top two last time.
Beautiful But Blue.

Eriugena...AE list. First off claim for Ramsey/Maker [on turf]. Should be rolling late.
Logan Street...Steps up a little - but seems on the improve.
Ricochet Court...Just missed in a similar race last time.
An Imaginary Road.

Invading Humor...Might prove interesting on the stretchout.
Mela Dramatically...Better than latest.
My Four Rewards...Nice numbers in last couple.
Joy Seeker.

The Blonde's Peque...Good debut effort to build off of.
Industrial Policy...Improved on turf.
Judy G.

Broken Trust Fund...Claimed three back by Ramsey - drops off of the last two.
Lady of Gold...Two nice tries on turf - and finds relief off of stakes attempt last time.
Sustained...In the mix since move to turf.
Rock On Baby.

Stock Fund...19-time loser gets a tepid nod.
Rosalie's Pleasure...AE list. Improved off of layoff.
Uman Candy...Has breeding that says she should win sooner rather than later.
Utopian Wife.
Courageous Karen.
Hot Rendezvous.

If we are interested in both halves of an entry -- in event of a scratch -- it is noted that way [in other words, both halves are named]. If only one-half of the entry is named, then we prefer that half and will move to our next pick listed [rather than the other half of the entry] in event of a scratch.

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